Saturday, December 14, 2019

Puerto Ricans Mourn Two of Their Own in Sandy Hook Shooting

As people around the world continue to react to the senseless Sandy Hook shooting in Newtown, Conn., many reactions showcase grief and outrage, but also something not many feel at a time like this—approval. In Puerto Rico, Gov. Luis Fortuño declared four days of mourning. The mayor of the municipality of Maunabo, Jorge Marquez, lost his six-year-old […]

Connecticut Police Officers Arrested for Targeting Latinos

Four East Haven, Connecticut police officers accused of systematically targeting Latinos with unlawful search and seizures, traffic stops, and physical abuse were arrested on Tuesday. The FBI has accused Police Sergeant John Miller, Officers David Cari, Jason Zullo, and Dennis Spaulding, known within the East Haven Police Department as “The Miller Boys,” of intimidating both […]

New Haven Mayor Seeks Voting Rights for Undocumented Immigrants

The mayor of New Haven, Conn., John DeStefano has pledged to pursue legal state action that would allow undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections. The 10-term Democratic mayor, who along with New Haven has an immigrant-friendly reputation, believes that this proposal has the capacity to create a more engaged community. “If you live here, […]

U.S. Judge Suspends Deportation of Argentine Gay Spouse

A New York judge suspended the deportation of the foreign-born same-sex partner of an American citizen last week, granting them time to petition for federal recognition of their marriage. After government attorneys agreed that Argentine-bore Monica Alcota’s marriage to Cristina Ojeda, a U.S. citizen, should allow her to remain in the country, Judge Terry A. […]